Original Article

IJMDC. 2019; 3(10): 71-76

Evaluation of current contraception methods and knowledge among females in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey

Authors: Ranya Al-Harazi, Nawal Mashni Alharbi, Ola Al-Zuraiq, Reem Alkhaldi, Ilham Almousa, Jawharah Nabeel AlMulhim, Marwah Abdulaziz Alawas, Inam Ul Haq, Mohammed Al-Arab.

ABSTRACT

Background: The choice of available contraceptive methods has increased in recent years; however, recent data on women’s awareness and reasons for their method selection, or reasons for changing methods, are limited about Saudi females. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of current methods and women attitudes in terms of knowledge, selection, and preference criteria’s regarding contraceptive methods from all over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Methodology: A web-based survey of married women aged 14 to 55 years was conducted (n = 3,022). The information regarding level of education, profession, years of marriage, current usage of contraceptive method, source of information, reasons for choosing and for changing methods, most influencing individual for selection, and satisfaction level regarding selected methods was collected. Results: The current prevalence of contraceptive use in the study population was 62% (n = 1,873) from all the regions of Saudi Arabia. From the respondent population, 30.5% were professional and 80.6% women were university graduates. Years of marriage were varied (0–5 years to above 11 years) among respondents. Regarding current use, contraceptive pill was the first choice (40.3%). Conclusion: Contraceptive use was significant in educated Saudi women but due to web-based survey, data did not represent all women. More studies are required in the rural areas and among people without internet access.

Keywords:
Contraception, cross-sectional, questionnaire, pregnancy


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Evaluation of current contraception methods and knowledge among females in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey


Authors
Ranya Al-Harazi
Ob Gyne Assistant consultant at KAH, NGHA, al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Nawal Mashni Alharbi
Medical student at King Faisal University, AlAhsa, Saudi Arabia
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Ola Al-Zuraiq
Ob Gyne resident at KAH al Ahsa, NGHA, Saudi Arabia
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Reem Alkhaldi
Medical student at King Faisal University, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Ilham Almousa
Ob Gyn Assistant teacher at KFU, AlAhsa, Saudi Arabia
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Jawharah Nabeel AlMulhim
Ob Gyn resident at KAH, NGHA, al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Marwah Abdulaziz Alawas
Ob Gyn resident at KAH, NGHA, al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Inam Ul Haq
clinical researcher at KAIMRC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Al-Arab
clinical researcher at KAIMRC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Ranya Al-Harazi, Ob/Gyne Assistant consultant at KAH al Ahsa, NGHA. Saudi Arabia; N.alharbi995@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 15 Jul 2019
Accepted 27 Aug 2019
Published online 10 Sep 2019
Published in print 26 Sep 2019

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Al-Harazi R, Alharbi NM, Al-Zuraiq O, Alkhaldi R, Almousa I, AlMulhim JN, Alawas MA, Haq IU, Al-Arab M. Evaluation of current contraception methods and knowledge among females in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey. IJMDC. 2019; 3(10): 71-76. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1563213190


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Al-Harazi R, Alharbi NM, Al-Zuraiq O, Alkhaldi R, Almousa I, AlMulhim JN, Alawas MA, Haq IU, Al-Arab M. Evaluation of current contraception methods and knowledge among females in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=57108 [Access: October 18, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1563213190


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Al-Harazi R, Alharbi NM, Al-Zuraiq O, Alkhaldi R, Almousa I, AlMulhim JN, Alawas MA, Haq IU, Al-Arab M. Evaluation of current contraception methods and knowledge among females in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey. IJMDC. 2019; 3(10): 71-76. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1563213190


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Al-Harazi R, Alharbi NM, Al-Zuraiq O, Alkhaldi R, Almousa I, AlMulhim JN, Alawas MA, Haq IU, Al-Arab M. Evaluation of current contraception methods and knowledge among females in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey. IJMDC. (2019), [cited October 18, 2019]; 3(10): 71-76. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1563213190


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Al-Harazi, R., Alharbi, . N. M., Al-Zuraiq, . O., Alkhaldi, . R., Almousa, . I., AlMulhim, . J. N., Alawas, . M. A., Haq, . I. U. & Al-Arab, . M. (2019) Evaluation of current contraception methods and knowledge among females in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey. IJMDC, 3 (10), 71-76. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1563213190


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Al-Harazi, Ranya, Nawal Mashni Alharbi, Ola Al-Zuraiq, Reem Alkhaldi, Ilham Almousa, Jawharah Nabeel AlMulhim, Marwah Abdulaziz Alawas, Inam Ul Haq, and Mohammed Al-Arab. 2019. Evaluation of current contraception methods and knowledge among females in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (10), 71-76. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1563213190


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Al-Harazi, Ranya, Nawal Mashni Alharbi, Ola Al-Zuraiq, Reem Alkhaldi, Ilham Almousa, Jawharah Nabeel AlMulhim, Marwah Abdulaziz Alawas, Inam Ul Haq, and Mohammed Al-Arab. "Evaluation of current contraception methods and knowledge among females in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 71-76. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1563213190


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Al-Harazi, Ranya, Nawal Mashni Alharbi, Ola Al-Zuraiq, Reem Alkhaldi, Ilham Almousa, Jawharah Nabeel AlMulhim, Marwah Abdulaziz Alawas, Inam Ul Haq, and Mohammed Al-Arab. "Evaluation of current contraception methods and knowledge among females in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.10 (2019), 71-76. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1563213190


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Al-Harazi, R., Alharbi, . N. M., Al-Zuraiq, . O., Alkhaldi, . R., Almousa, . I., AlMulhim, . J. N., Alawas, . M. A., Haq, . I. U. & Al-Arab, . M. (2019) Evaluation of current contraception methods and knowledge among females in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (10), 71-76. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1563213190


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